matlittle I think I agree with you if I am looking inward you would destroy me if I double up and have to play 200bb deep. You would redline the crap out of me. Even though I am a "pro" I struggle a ton 200bb deep. So Against, fish, recs, bad regs, etc I think if you are competent in 200bb game then running it once makes a lot of sense.
Dec. 6, 2023 | 3:06 a.m.
19:10 thoughts on opponents bluff? Tight formation, not sure how many off suit hands we have here with a club to barrel besides AQo. Feels like a give up spot to me rather than just saying you block AK/KQ so you triple. Trying to get JJ/TT hands to fold.
Dec. 6, 2023 | 2:05 a.m.
Video feels very rushed given the time bank. Almost time out every hand trying to explain your thought process. I think it would be much better to do post audio and run the hands through the solver for better learning experience. Or even just filter your session for hands that went to the flop and do a replayer format with some solver work.
14:54 T#2 was a bit weird, with Jurojin popping up when it was CO's turn to act then disappears when its your turn. After the flop X back in 3BP. Not sure about the turn fold here.
Wizard continue range on the turn A bit strange to see KK fold more than QQ here. I thought KK would be a better unblocker to caller's range. I guess KK unblocks AQ since AK 4bets. QQ blocks AQ making opponent more likely to be bluffing. Tricky spot. But most AX, Jx, and QQ continue.
Dec. 6, 2023 | 1:53 a.m.
49:45 you mention getting 1 street of value with this hand but you want to get it on the turn rather than the river. Vs Regulars you want to get it on the river? But charge the recs on the turn for their draws and then XC their river bet?
You went for a 2/3 turn size here. Is this custom size vs recs or solver size? On wizard 1kNL GG its mixing 76% size or OB (mixture of different overbet sizes).
Dec. 1, 2023 | 4:32 a.m.
What 1KNL ranges are you using? 44:30 mention AQo is 95% fold and 5% 4bet LJ vs HJ but I'm seeing a different output on 1KNL GG on wizard for (22%) 4bet. Live cash I was using 25% using the ace suit to 4bet with AQo.
48min Mention vs SB limp you haven't really studied, so you use 500NL ranges for iso 3bb and 5bb. Would you ever just find a 4bb ISO here and use a more custom middling range for that ISO rather than having 2 ISO sizes?
Also regarding live cash games are you splitting your ISO sizes vs open limps? Typically I'll RFI 3x + 1x IP per limper. Then go 3x + 2x OOP per limper.
Dec. 1, 2023 | 4:26 a.m.
Sorry in advance but I have a lot of questions and really love this debut video. Trying to screen shot as much as possible so you don't have to go back and double check the time stamps.
Throughout the video you mention using 1KNL ranges rather than 500NL ranges and point out how SCs are 3 bet more often because of their playability rather than a hand like A9s which is more blocker based. So I am comparing BTN vs SB 3BP for 500NL vs 1kNL GG and looking at some of the differences. Where I see the SCs are 3 betting from the SB 36-27% of the time and almost never on the 500NL sim (depending on which sim you choose). In live cash for 2/5 would you recommend using the 1KNL GG ranges as well? Given there will be way less 4 betting going on, so blockers matter less and playability matter more? Or do we still want to worry about the higher rake in live games and play less cold calls?
Dec. 1, 2023 | 3:50 a.m.
30 min I see you have been paying attention to only running it once vs short stack recs as you want them to play deeper or bust.
This was a great debut video. Running all the hands through solver and love to see how live players adjust to online for table selecting and keeping the fun player in the pot rather than playing 3B/F. Hearing the EV is higher for calling rather than 3 betting was a nice change from the other rio videos. If the PFR was a fun payer and there is still another fun player left to act are you 3 betting or calling with some of these TT/99/AQo type hands? Higher EV to 3B and play HU vs 1 fun player or cold call and play 3 way vs 2 fun players?
Dec. 1, 2023 | 3:44 a.m.
28:15 you mention AKo cold 4bet jams 2/3 of the time and KK cold 4bet jams 1/3 of the time. Are you playing any cold calls given there is a fun player yet to act or just pure 4bet to around 25bb with JJ+ AK? Hypothetically if you did cold call and rec jams and tight reg rejams are you folding AKo & JJ?
Dec. 1, 2023 | 3:17 a.m.
Welcome to RIO. Happy to see they added another live cash coach!
14min AQ very useful tip when the CB frequency is high that the checking range is mostly capped and weak. Also nice to see how little the sample size can mean even though you have 277 hands on the player he is opening way too wide with A6o but some how only a 6 PFR. Given you have now seen him open A6o from the CO would you still flat AQo preflop or would you start 3 betting it? You mentioned you think the postflop EV is higher vs recs when you flat given the tight 6 PFR.
Dec. 1, 2023 | 3:05 a.m.
Wish I could give you more hearts for this. That flowed very smoothly!
Understanding variance I watched this video (25min) yesterday to help understand variance a bit more and the sample size needed to determine if you are actually a winning player and not to view yourself as a losing player based on a "small" sample.
Dec. 1, 2023 | 1:55 a.m.
Vs recs who have a tighter 3bet range and a wide cold call range. How are you defending vs their 3bets OOP?
Online SPR will be around 6 given normal 3bet sizes. On this sim I chose basic because they tend to size up when they 3bet for a PSB. Are medium pairs and SCs still profitable defends? Like QJs-98s mostly folding here on wizard and 87s-54s very low EV and only opening 15-25% of the time to begin with. If you open these hands pure how are you constructing your calling range OOP? SPR will be about 4.8 and feels like I'm burning money in this spot. Typically I would open these SCs pure, then defend 25% of the time vs a 3bet, but that is just me trying to mimic solver with my own thought process but not understanding the why or where the EV really comes from. Feels like a bad heuristic without much thought process on my end.
Nov. 29, 2023 | 10:30 p.m.
3:08 I like this fold OOP even though its only 100bb. On wizard using the general sim and smaller 3bet size it shows Co actually gets to fold some KK here, but hero mostly stacking off with small frequency fold. I'm a bit surprised how drastic the difference is for CO vs Hero when facing this 4bet. I wouldn't expect much QQ and AKs to fold in this formation for CO actually.
Nov. 29, 2023 | 10:08 p.m.
23:52 feels like a punt to 3bet this large vs a short stack, fun player, and fold to the min 4bet. Earlier in the video we saw this player XMR turn on 984hh-3x board with JTs. Just feels like min raises are his thing and is capable of bluffing.
Nov. 22, 2023 | 2:05 a.m.
19min A8c on 833r-Jcc-3x board any merit to jamming the river to potentially get villain off a chop and push your over pair advantage? You should what solver was folding QQ-99 if villain played XR-OB-Ai but didn't look at what range you should be jamming facing a check.
Any idea why AA checks more than KK-JJ on wizard? Blocking the A8 XR? But also AA would block some of the A3s combos...
Given most 8x and Jx have to call I don't see checking AA here making sense. Wizard's calling range
Nov. 22, 2023 | 1:53 a.m.
SoundSpeed I haven't played online in over a year now, but I think most of the profit came from finding the turn OB IP B33-B130 and less CB SRP OOP. Able to XF the flop a lot more rather than B-XF. I wouldn't say only bluff the river when a straight completes where low AXs or low KXs has a blocker, but also when an over card or just scare card in general falls. I was playing on ignition for anonymous zone games so make of that what you will. I think I just had too many bad or simple heuristics in the past that led to a more equity driven range, but over time slowly plugged these leaks where OOP will be more equity driven, IP can find more of these polarizing bluffs, etc. With enough runitonce videos some of it finally clicked.
Nov. 22, 2023 | 1:18 a.m.
Video request for different types of bluffs on turn that follow through on the river.
1) Equity driven bluffs - which ones barrel river? (usually worst draws barrel BBB and best draws FD, oesd, etc BBX give up unimproved).
2) Polarized bluffs that do not have equity besides 3 outs to an over card or maybe a gut shot on the turn and do not mind getting check-raised a long with some strong equity draws that play BBX. These polarized bluffs will barrel river when river completes a low straight or flush and hero has a blocker. Can see on image below the spades give up, so if hero is too equity driven on the turn there are not enough bluffs on the river. Spades can still bluff, but mostly the ones that now interact with the possible straight 63s/86s.
Nov. 15, 2023 | 12:22 a.m.
13:30 for the High-low bluffs for low AX (with a spade) its all future bluff combos. The spade allows you to bluff river spades. The low card allows you to unblock some of the AJ AT JT J9s stuff and also allows you to block some low straights that complete on this KQ54ss board on any (2-8) that hit on the river where IP will have these straights and OOP will only have the higher end straights.
In most databases these AXs hands are losing money from LJ/HJ because people don't understand how to make these High-Low bluffs. Very advanced concept for micro - low stakes but crucial for these hands to turn a profit.
Took me a long time to learn not to just choose equity driven bluffs. Where I would CB AXs with bdfd, then barrel when I turned a FD. Once I fixed this in my game you can see the graph below filtered for small AXs really takes off.
Nov. 14, 2023 | 11:45 p.m.
38min the video cutoff. I guess Davy just flats the A4h on the river? Any merit to raising with a straight here if SB is betting pot on the river for value with 60%+ equity? Does 2 pair or set call the river raise?
Nov. 14, 2023 | 1:04 a.m.
Really great break down of using blockers, combos, and suit selection when it actually matters at higher stakes. Not just I have a big hand and "if you got it you got it." I'm all in type of plays. Given the 1 SPR on the JJ on the J98r-5ss-Ks board I thought JJ would be a clear shove, but the break down of 8 combos of straights and 6 combos of 99/88 didn't even cross my mind. Some times I also think if I check I am not folding to a shove with a set, so I might as well shove myself and hope he hero calls something like KTs. 33:45
Nov. 14, 2023 | 12:59 a.m.
29:40 with on Qs 4d 4c I would defend K9o but I am folding these K8o/K7o hands. Probably fold these preflop as well. I am curious about having a heart as you said its preferred to not have the suit on the board for this hand. I was thinking we want the suits on the board so if a BDFD comes we can have some extra bluff potential. Unblocking the CB range > future bluff? Not sure what the thought process is here around having a heart.